Crafting a boutique investment firm in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district

With a positioning of ‘The Home of the VIP’, exquisite detailing is a prerequisite

The challenge
To reflect the identified brand positioning for Charlotte Square Investment Managers as ‘The Home of the VIP’, the Glidden team set out to ensure that all touchpoints communicate exquisite attention to detail, finest quality and effortless class.

Our approach
The Georgian architectural heritage of Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square was the inspiration for the corporate identity signature, representing, in crest form, features found in the buildings and ironmongery around the Square itself. Traditional print and finishing techniques, such as foiling and debossing, are employed to make stationery and communications beautifully tactile and exude heritage and quality.

Carefully staged and cropped photography, given a sepia treatment, creates a distinctive visual identity used on digital and printed communications. Not everything, however, references past traditions . . . the fully-responsive website, optimised for mobile platforms, utilises the latest technologies to deliver a state-of-the-art user experience across desktop, laptop and mobile devices.

Project scope
Brand identity
Graphic design
Website design

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